Thursday, May 17, 2012
Toshiba to halt domestic television production, as has Hitachi
In light of falling prices (and falling profits), electronics giant Toshiba has halted domestic production of televisions and will focus on more profitable ventures with an eye to double their operating profit by 2014-2015.
Together, Toshiba and Samsung dominate the world market for NAND Flash chips, many of which are used in Apple iPhones.
Read the entire article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-toshiba-idUSBRE84G09Z20120517
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hilarious article title includes "Asian giants wrestle"
I would post this article because of the content about televisions and the new OLED, and also because of the references to several brands that we service like LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba and Sharp.
But it's the title of the article that I keep enjoying:
"Analysis: As technology shifts, Asian giants wrestle for TV control"
For someone with my imagination, I am picturing giant asians wrestling over a huge remote control, and hopefully now you are, too.
P.S. It's a very informative article on the subject.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi form JV Japan Display
Combined with a Japanese government-funded group (INCJ), these three major manufacturers have joined forces to produce small and medium-sized LCD touchscreens for automobile and mobile markets.
Apparently this venture is 70 percent owned by INCJ, and has reduced their workforce by about 1,400.
Read more here: Full cNet article
Samsung gains serious lead in LCD TV sales competition
The top 5 sales leaders for fourth quarter 2011 were (in order from highest to lowest):
Samsung - 23.6%
Vizio - 15.4%
LG - 12.4%
Sony - 8%
Toshiba - 7.8%
Of course, it should be kept in mind that in a previous post we listed how LCD sales are flattening in the U.S., so this is sales shares of a shrinking market.
Read more about the LCD sales leaders here: click to read article on DealerScope